Barack Obama has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and from early social media responses, it’s expected to be a fierce battle in the U.S. Congress over the controversial 12-country Pacific Rim trade accord.
The controversial trade deal’s ratification by Congress is anything but certain, even though Obama said he was going to sign it. The earliest it could come up for a vote is next March, which would be in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign season. Several candidates, including Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and Republican Donald Trump, have come out strongly against the TPP.
Critics of the deal cite concerns about human rights and labor violations in some of the member countries and say it will end up hurting American workers.
OBAMATRADE INTERNET ‘DEATH WARRANT’… https://t.co/YuNxdtpGxr
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) November 5, 2015
According to Fox News:
Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., said Thursday the deal may be “worse than we thought,” predicting the agreement would lead to American job losses and calling on lawmakers to stop the deal.
Obama said the Trans-Pacific Partnership, “means that America will write the rules of the road in the 21st Century.” The text will prove that the TPP is “a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first,” he said in a statement.
“It’s the highest standard trade agreement in history,” he said. “And if we don’t pass this agreement — if America doesn’t write those rules — then countries like China will. And that would only threaten American jobs and workers and undermine American leadership around the world.”
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TPP uses UK spelling proving once again that Obama hates America. — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 5, 2015
My thoughts on TPP: If Obama wants it, it’s bad for this country.
— VK (@vjeannek) November 5, 2015
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Even if it doesn’t increase trade, the White House Director of Propaganda will spin it into an increase!
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